Virtual events 2023

Migratory May

A male and female Northern Shoveler painted by artist Jennifer Goodhue

Wednesday, May 10 ~ 11:30 – 12:30 Pacific / 12:30 – 1:30 Mountain / 2:30 – 3:30 Eastern

Bird artists unite! Join us for a month of art, hosted by artists Jennifer Goodhue, creator of the beautiful Northern Shoveler piece at left. How do you participate? There is no age limit and no required skill level. All you have to do is a simple sketch-a-day of a bird and share it on instagram with the migratorymay account. or any of these hashtags or accounts:





Artists who complete a piece for each day in May (31 in all!) will receive an award sticker. Other fun prizes will be given also, and we’ll be sharing your work! Look on Instagram @migratorymay for more details.

Dawn Chorus

May 1 – 31

Celebrate bird song by participating in Dawn Chorus. This annual event highlights migrations and invites you to join by recording what you hear. The scientific goal of Dawn Chorus is to document bird diversity over time using sound recordings. 

Take part now and visit Dawn Chorus to learn more!

Birds and schools

Friday, May 12 ~ 10:15 – 11:30 Pacific / 11:15 – 12:30 pm Mountain / 12:15 – 1:30 pm Eastern

Wetlands are one type of water habitat that are critical to many migratory birds, and today, students from Colombia and Kansas will share their observations and meet one another. You can join too. Watch the presentations on our Facebook page.

12.15 Introduction from Susan and Chris

12.30 Kansas wetland center shares their site and the current state of water for migratory birds.

12.50 Ciénaga de la Virgen team talk about their wetland site and the birds that depend on it.

1:10 pm Questions and answers

1:20 pm Round up, thanks, and plans for the October WMBD event

1:30 pm Close

World Migratory Bird DAy: A workshop

Thursday, May 11 ~ 5 – 6 pm MT /6 – 7 pm CT / 7 – 8 pm ET


Join the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and facilitator Greg Butcher, the former Migratory Species Coordinator for the US Forest Service International Programs, for a seminar on World Migratory Bird Day. 


Learn more and register HERE.

Bird Book Club

Thursday, May 18th ~ 5pm PT / 6pm MT / 7pm CT, 8pm ET

Our Bird Book Club brings together authors, readers, and bird enthusiasts in a lively hour of discussion. Join author Charlotte McConaghy and Book Club host Alicia King to explore the story of Franny Stone, a woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny’s history begins to unspool―a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime―it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny’s dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption?